Families who qualified for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or P-EBT, or who are awarded FoodShare this summer are eligible to receive an additional $375 per eligible child for buying groceries.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, or DHS, is now offering a new program called Summer P-EBT. This program is similar to the previous P-EBT programs for school-aged children and children under 6 years old.
According to the plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, parents are eligible if they meet at least one of the following conditions:
- They received some P-EBT benefits due to learning virtually at some point during the 2020-21 school year.
- Their child was enrolled in the free or reduced price meal program during the months of May or June at a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program but who received zero dollars in P-EBT benefits during the 2020-2021 school year.
- They apply for FoodShare before Sept. 1 and are approved. (The application must be submitted before Sept. 1 but can be approved after that date.)
For Summer P-EBT, parents will receive either the full $375 per child or none at all. Previous P-EBT programs allowed parents to receive partial benefits based on how often their child was learning remotely, but no partial benefit will be awarded for Summer P-EBT.
DHS officials said that eligible parents should see the money automatically deposited on their QUEST card or P-EBT card during the weekend of Aug. 21. Most eligible parents will receive the full $375 on this weekend, though DHS will also be administering a “catch-up issuance” in September for families that did not.
If you received summer meals from a food pantry or food service program, such as MPS’ “Stop, Grab and Go” program, you can still be eligible.
School P-EBT, Pre-6 P-EBT, Summer P-EBT: What’s the difference?
Though they go by the same name, each P-EBT program is separate and has slightly different eligibility requirements. All programs, however, are focused on providing benefits to families that may have been eating at home more often during the COVID-19 pandemic for reasons such as a school or child care facility closed.
The School P-EBT is for parents of children that attended a school that participated in the National School Lunch Program but did not receive meals due to learning remotely at any point during the 2020-21 school year. You are eligible for this benefit if:
- Your child’s school participates in the National School Lunch Program. A list of schools participating in the program is here
- You are eligible for free or reduced-price meals
- Your child spent at least one day in virtual learning during the 2020-21 school year. The amount you receive and when you receive it will be based on when your child was learning remotely.
The Pre-6 P-EBT is for parents of children who were younger than 6 on Oct. 1, 2020. You are eligible to receive this money for individual months from October 2020 through September 2021 if you:
- Have at least one child who was under age 6 on Oct. 1, 2020, who did not attend a school that is part of the National School Lunch Program
- Have gotten FoodShare in the month in question
The summer P-EBT program provides a benefit covering the months in between the 2020-21 school year and the 2021-2022. Eligibility conditions for this program are above.
Parents can be eligible for more than one P-EBT program, depending on the age of their child, how often that child was learning remotely or how often most children in their region were learning remotely
To inquire about your eligibility, or to follow up if you expected to receive a benefit and did not, email PEBTsupport@wisconsin.gov or call 1-833-431-2224.
You can also use News414 by texting “MKE” to 73224 to talk to a reporter about your eligibility and benefits as well as get connected to other resources related to food, housing, jobs or anything else. Your story will not be included in an article without your permission.
Angel Eland says
I been on disability my hole life and I don’t know what my mom did with it can you send me out another one please.
Jessica massey says
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Cynthia Green says
Can you sent me one, thank you.
Alice Akpan says
What do you do if you never got the$375 for either months and you received a letter stating your children didn’t qualify even though they got free lunch and was verified.
Sam Woods says
If you received some P-EBT for last school year, your child was attending a school with free lunch at the end of the school year, and you were receiving FoodShare anytime between October 2020 and June 2021, you are most likely eligible. However, I can’t comment on individual cases and don’t want to mislead you. I recommend emailing PEBTsupport@wisconsin.gov or call 1-833-431-2224 to inquire about your case.
If you do not receive a response, text “MKE” to 73224 and let us know.
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I’ve been disability in December 6th 2006
Call the number that u called to apply talk to them because they owe u for the two times or talk to the school worker because the school supposed to put the paper work in for that.
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latorier Rushing says
Is i’m going to get more food stamps for October
Latasha D PEARSON says
Is there going to be more food stamps just asking my kids are home school this year
Sam Woods says
For those asking about food stamps – FoodShare monthly allowances increased starting in October. However I cannot accurately comment on specific people’s eligibility. I would recommend calling Milwaukee Enrollment Services at 888-947-6583 to ask about your benefits.
If you do not receive a response, text “MKE” to 73224 and tell us what happened.
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Chasity S Evans says
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Lastarzal carter says
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I didn’t get my child’s food stamps yet
Katie Dean says
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Katie Dean says
My son still in school
Annette sanders Adorno says
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Jacqueline Trammell says
Aw man this is messed up.. my kids received the extra foods here benefits from going to school virtually but did not receive the benefits for the summer.. I was just scrolling through and just found out they was supposed to get the summer benefits as well…